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Gerald Astrella and Cathy Calisch

Chip, I have the tenth Westsail built and suffered your exact problem. Also, when heavy rain fall was combined with heavy winds, (we live in Oregon where rain and 50 m.p.h. gust in the marina are not uncommom) rainwater accumulated 90% on the windward side. I think Bud's response is right on. I looked very closely at the sheer stripe paint about one inch below the bottom of the cap rails. There was a very thin, ragged crack line in the paint basically all the way from fore to aft. It did not look significant nor even like it went went clear through the paint. No matter, I started scrapeing paint out and oh boy! Under the paint were many holes clear through the seam. I cut, pulled out and scraped all the seam, accetoned it and applied caulk. I still have a minor amount of water comming in (the spun brass hause pipes are next) but no where near the volume. Good luck and happy scrapeing.

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